One of my favorite parts of visiting any living history museum, of course, are the quilts. I was surprised that I didn’t see anyone making one while we were at Greenfield Village, but I’m sure they probably do at some point during the year. My son, the budding blacksmith, was disappointed there was no blacksmith either, but I’m getting off-track.
I wanted to show you a few of my favorites from the trip. This humble little beauty was in the Mattox Family Home. Isn’t it darling? It reminds me of one I had when I was a little girl.
I believe this next one was in the Noah Webster home, although I can’t recall for sure. I was so awe struck by the penny rugs I didn’t make a note of it. Penny rugs are generally made of wool fabric with small, hand-appliquéd circles stitched to a wool background.
The boarding house had one of the finest examples I saw that day.
Luckily, I had my trusty zoom lens, but I still can’t quite figure out the construction.
I loved the scalloped fans on the edge.
I wanted to move right into this next room and stay forever, but the guys insisted I continue on with them. So this next example went directly into my must-make file. In celebration of finishing this semester of school I am planning to go on a quilt shop hop this weekend. I’m doing the math and calculating how much yardage I need to make this quilt. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for reproduction fabrics on Saturday. This one could go together quickly. Quick is good. I like quick.
I’ll also be making one of these, which was in the Ford farmhouse. I love it. The math is a little harder on this one. I may just wing it and hope for the best. Hey, when school is out, it’s REALLY out around here.
If you would like to see more of the buildings and decor at Greenfield Village you really must check out Historical Ken’s blog. He has done the most remarkable job of putting together the photos and history of each building. And if you ever get a chance, don’t pass up a visit, it is one of those places everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.